5 Ways to Sleep Well with Arthritis

Arthritis isn’t always easy to deal with. Arthritic pain affects everyone differently, and it can take its toll on numerous aspects of your life, including your ability to fall asleep. And if you’re not getting the sleep you need, you may find yourself temperamental, unproductive, and generally exhausted. Fortunately, if you’re suffering from arthritis, there are several ways to alleviate this pain to help ensure that you rest soundly throughout the night. Read on to learn five ways to deal with nighttime arthritis pain.

1. Get more exercise

Making sure to get enough exercise throughout your day is one of the most reliable ways to lock in a good night’s sleep. You may not immediately take to the idea of … Read more...

5 Hacks That Will Make Your Study Sessions Way More Enjoyable

Between multiple classes, studying for exams, and writing essays, college life can be hectic and stressful. But it doesn’t have to be! Study sessions don’t have to involve last-minute cramming and pulling all-nighters. A few positive changes can make all the difference.

1.) Find your ideal study spot

The key to a successful study session is finding a space that works best for you. If you like a quiet, relaxing location, you should seek out a spot in your campus library or maybe even peaceful scenery outside. Pack all you need in your backpack and explore the grounds of your campus. Find somewhere relaxing like near a pond or on the quad. I went to school upstate, so there were … Read more...

Is It Time to Upgrade Your Wireless Router?

If you’re like me, you don’t spend a lot of time thinking about your wireless router. Once it’s set up, you forget about it… until problems arise, that is. If your internet is spotty, there’s lag while gaming, or it takes forever to download files, then your router suddenly becomes very important.

What Does a Wireless Router Do?

The speed of your Wi-Fi is based on a few factors:

  • Internet speed from your provider
  • Amount & type of usage received
  • Distance from the router

Declining Performance

Like most people, I signed up with an internet provider and they conveniently supplied all the necessary equipment, including a router, and set up the TV and the internet. They even connected my laptop … Read more...

Deep Fryer Tips for Safe and Perfect Frying

Looking to use your deep fryer and cook up some delicious eats? There are tons of great recipes, but before you start experimenting with various foods you can fry, read these basic tips for safe cooking and perfectly fried food!

Picking the right cooking oil

Deep frying requires an oil that has a high smoke point; meaning the oil will not break down at deep frying temperatures. Peanut, safflower, sunflower, and canola oils are all good choices with their high smoke points. Note: if you choose peanut oil, make sure you’re not preparing food for someone who has a peanut allergy.

Some sources say that you can reuse the cooking oil after you’ve cooked with it, but for the best … Read more...

What You Need to Know When Buying a Remote Car Starter

You’re looking for a remote car starter system for the convenience, but maybe you’re not sure which one would be right for you and your vehicle. Purchasing a remote start can be a bit confusing, but we’ve got you covered! Let’s take a look at the different types of remote car starters, the benefits of each, and how to make them compatible with your car.

To simplify the multitude of systems and options, remote starters can be broken down into three categories: Basic Remote Starters, Alarm/Remote Start Combination, and Digital Remote Starters with SmartStart.

Will it work with my car?

The most important accessory is the Bypass/Interface Module. Modern vehicles come equipped with transponder keys to help deter theft, and this … Read more...

5 Must-Have Small Appliances That Will Make You Love Mornings

Not much of a morning person? Neither are your family members? We totally get it… mornings can be tough, especially if you’re helping the kids get ready for school and you have somewhere to be. But a few tweaks can change the way you and your family feel about the early hours. Stop, take a breath, and enjoy your mornings with the help of these small appliances:  

1.) Waffle Maker  

If you want some family time before the kids head off, a waffle maker will help you make a quick and tasty breakfast. Using a waffle maker will help you create fluffy, Belgium-style waffles that are way better than frozen ones. You can even add some fruit on top … Read more...

Connected in Connecticut: 2012 Altima Gets Audio Upgrade

A customer visited our P.C. Richard & Son North Haven, Connecticut showroom looking to upgrade the stereo in his 2012 Nissan Altima. There was nothing wrong with the factory stereo, but it was lacking the current technology available in most vehicles today. 

The customer was interested in incorporating the convenient features of his smartphone, but he was concerned that the new radio wouldn’t look right in his dash given its unique shape and design.

After speaking with our professional mobile installer, he felt reassured. Our installer explained that he could choose any radio and it would fit and function just as the old radio did. Plus, he could retain the steering wheel controls with an additional module if he wanted.… Read more...

Downsizing Your Home: A How-To Guide

Your children have moved out, leaving behind empty rooms. Or perhaps you simply aren’t using the extra space in your current house. Now is the perfect time to downsize and relocate to a smaller home that better suits your lifestyle. And while downsizing your home has a host of benefits, it also presents unique challenges. Fortunately, these challenges can easily be dealt with using the right tactics. Here, we’ll tell you how to make the transition as easy as possible.

Start With Decluttering

A cluttered home is seldom a comfortable home – but you can fix that with just a bit of work. Kick-start the decluttering process by taking stock of everything that’s taking up space within your home. Make … Read more...

5 Ideas for Creating a Zen Bedroom

The bedroom should be a space that helps promote rest and relaxation. If you’re having trouble sleeping, then you might want to consider giving your bedroom a makeover. One way that you can do this is by introducing a few zen design ideas.

Following are five ideas for creating a zen bedroom:

1. Add natural elements

Adding natural elements, such as plants, to your bedroom is an excellent way to create a calm and peaceful atmosphere. Plants produce oxygen, which can help to improve your bedroom’s air quality. Additionally, the color green is known to have a relaxing effect.

2. Introduce soft light

The quality of your bedroom’s lighting will have a big impact on your ability to create a … Read more...

Basic Disaster Preparedness: Keeping You & Your Family Safe

No one wants to think about the next big storm, flood, or emergency situation that could leave you and your family without power or trapped within your home. That’s why it’s so important to be prepared for anything and everything– even the zombie apocalypse! Yes, we know the chances of the walking dead happening is pretty much zero, but when it comes to any disaster, it never hurts to be over-prepared.

Here are some tips to get started:

How to Prepare for a Power Outage

One of the most common issues during a bad storm or heat wave is a power outage. Consider investing in a portable generator. Portable generators can power most, if not all, of your home’s power … Read more...